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Application Process

  • STEP 1: Proceed to the Information counter and get a queueing number.

  • STEP 2: Fill out the Authentication Application Form while waiting for your queue.

  • STEP 3: Prepare the necessary documents before you proceed to the processing window.

  • STEP 4: Present your ID (original & photocopy) together with the documents to the Processor for assessment.

  • STEP 5: Pay corresponding fees to the Cashier.

     Processing Type

    Authentication Fee (Amount in Philippine Peso) 

    Releasing Timeframe (No. of days before Release)

     Regular PHP 100 / document After 3 working days
    Expedite  PHP 200 / document  After 1 working day

  • STEP 6: Bring your original ID and the official receipt to claim the document on the scheduled   date and time of release.

Facilitating Authentication by an Authorized Representative
on behalf of the owner of the document

According to the Authentication Rules and Regulations (ARR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, beginning 19 July 2019, an authorized representative is only allowed to process and claim documents on behalf of the owner provided that he/she presents the following:


  1. Authorization letter from the owner; (For Minor Applicants- Original Special Power of Attorney executed by parent/s)
  2. Photocopy of the owner’s ID (refer to the list of acceptable IDs) bearing his/her signature; and
  3. Photocopy and original copy of representative’s ID

Claiming of Authenticated Documents

  1. Drop official receipt at the Releasing Drop Box (Door 19) and wait for the applicant’s name to be called.
  2. Present original ID at the Releasing Window when called.
  3. Receive authenticated document.
  4. Double check the information of the Authenticated Document before leaving the DFA premises.

Requirements for Claiming Authentication applications via Authorized Representative:

  • Authorization letter from the owner; (For Minor Applicants- Original Special Power of Attorney executed by parent/s)
  • Photocopy of the owner’s ID (refer to the list of acceptable IDs) bearing his/her signature; and
  • Photocopy and original copy of representative’s ID

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

All unclaimed document/s will be disposed of after three (3) months from the scheduled date of release.